The State-level committee on Prime Minister’s 15-point programme for minority community has decided to establish six industrial training institutes (ITIs) under the multi-sectoral development programme (MSDP).
The committee, which met here recently under chairmanship of Chief Secretary JK Mohapatra, also approved project proposals worth ` 207.14 crore to be implemented in 18 blocks and Bhadrak municipality. Nineteen blocks and one municipality of the State have been identified for implementation of MSDP.
As per the new guidelines, blocks and urban local bodies having 25 per cent or more minority population will be taken as units under MSDP.Of the six ITIs, two will be set up in Kandhamal district and one each in Sundergarh, Bhadrak and Rayagada district. The committee also decided to establish one ITI in Cuttack city.
A senior officer of ETET said two more ITIs are under construction at Mohana and Gumma in Gajpati districts. Convenor of the State level banking committee (SLBC) told the meeting that credit to the tune of ` 132 crore has been disbursed to 9578 beneficiaries under priority sector lending by end of June.